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To be held at Bong Bong Picnic Racecourse, Bowral on Friday 24 January.

Hosted by Julia Zemiro and featuring John Waters, Darryl Braithwaite, Megan Washington, Leo Sayer, John Paul Young, Justine Clarke, Jack Jones, Margaret Urlich, Stewart D’Arrietta and more!

FireAid2020_clipThe recent bushfires have caused catastrophic damage across Australia and burnt more than six million hectares of land.  Across NSW and the ACT, the fires have ravaged since early December 2019.  It is by far one of the very worst natural disasters in living memory – and it is a long way from being over.

Singer/actor and local resident JOHN WATERS, has decided to help his community and bring some much needed assistance to those who have lost their homes and livelihood in the Southern Highlands region.  John has called upon colleagues and mates to come together for a special concert that will raise money and spirits for those in need.

“All of us want to do something; but I realised I had the power of public recognition and that I had a lot of friends in the music and entertainment industry with a lot more of that power than me, and the idea of FireAid2020 ‘The Concert’ was born.

As much as raising funds, this FireAid2020 concert is about community spirit; about unconditional love for each other; about fire-in-the-belly action. Rock On Australia!” – John Waters

Net proceeds from this event will go to the Red Cross Bushfire Relief and directed to the Southern Highland division to directly assist locals affected by recent bushfires in the Southern Highlands and South Coast region.

“Australia is in a time of genuine crisis. Like so many other communities around the country, The Southern Highlands have been affected by the horror of fire and loss. As a community we can do what always works: Band together. Work together. Support one another. Music is also a way to allow our emotions out – to cry, to sing along, to maybe smile again for a while.

As a newish resident to Bowral, I am humbled to be hosting FireAid2020, an event John Waters has pulled together with a little help from his friends.” – Julia Zemiro

FireAid2020 could not happen without the artists and the many organisations that have lent their support to this event. John Waters would like to especially give thanks to the Wingecarribe Shire Council, Peter Hales of the Bong Bong Racecourse and Carisa Wells form Regional Development Australia – Southern Inland, for their support and assistance in confirming and organising this event – even during the height of the fire emergency in the local region.

FireAid2020 – Friday, 24th January
Bong Bong Picnic Racecourse, Bowral – gates open at 2.00pm for 3.00pm show.
This is an all-ages event – tickets $65 per adult, $20 under 16s



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Bookings are now open for our January 2020 school holidays workshops



Weave your own Indigenous jewellery set complete with bangle, necklace & ear-rings while learning about our local Koori culture. Cost: $50  Book here

Wednesday 22/1/20 – KAZ MAGIC NEW TRICKS!

Master NEW TRICKS whilst learning the traits of a true magician – respectful, prepared, enthusiastic, confident, humble, creative, authentic and giving. Cost: $50  Book here

Thursday 23/1/20 – KIDS COOKING AUSSIE MENU!

Join The Cook’s Cooking School presenter Lisa McGill, for a fun hands-on day of baking an Aussie inspired menu including: Lamington cupcakes, cheesy Vegemite scrolls, sausage rolls, salad sticks & a refreshing summer punch! Cost: $50  Book here

All creations go home with their makers (including magic tricks).
Workshops run from 9:30am – 3:00pm. Morning tea & lunch included.

Your Angel sponsored placements available.
To enquire, register your details here.

Spaces limited!
Book online at https://www.kazkidsworkshops.org.au

Kaz Kids Workshops and The Cook’s Cooking School are a Your Angel Charity initiative.
100% of workshop proceeds help fund our local community programs.
For more information visit https://www.yourangel.org.au


In an important step forward for those who have experienced institutional child sexual abuse, the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart have now been formally declared as a participating institution under the National Redress Scheme.

Read the full article in Chev News, Tuesday 29/10/19


Chris McDermott


As of September 26, motorists no longer need to slow down to 40km/h when passing emergency vehicles whilst travelling on higher speed roads (with a speed limit of 90km/h or more). Instead, motorists will be required to slow down safely to a speed that is reasonable for the circumstances.

This change has come into effect to improve safety as it is more difficult to reduce your speed to 40km/h when travelling at higher speeds.

However, motorists must continue to slow to 40km/h when passing stationary tow trucks, breakdown assistance or emergency vehicles displaying flashing lights when travelling on lower speed roads (with a speed limit of 80km/h or less).

Motorists must also provide sufficient space between their vehicle and the stationary emergency or breakdown assistance vehicle and must change lanes if it is possible (and safe) to do so.

More information about these changes can be found here

Find things to do and support when you need it – Our Local

  • Services 
  • Events
  • Creative Arts
  • Sports & Recreation
  • Work & Volunteer Education

With over 16,000 listings online right now, Our Local was built in response to your and your peers asking for an easy way to find local and state-wide opportunities, activities, services and events. Check it out today…   Download A5 PDF here…   VISIT www.ourlocal.nsw.gov.au

Starts Friday 18 October at 6pm

The Moss Vale Swimming Club invites members old and new to join us for the 2019-2020 season.
At Moss Vale Swimming Club we aim to promote swimming as a fun, healthy activity for all ages and swimming abilities with members racing to improve their own personal best times.

Our season will start on Friday the 18th of October at 6pm and continues every Friday night during Term 4 2019 and Term 1 2020.

Swimmers can register to join the swimming club on any of our race nights.
The cost for the season is $40 per person or $100 per family – not including pool entry.

Contact Kirrilee at kirrilee.bracht@gmail.com for more information.

Teaching Opportunity in Nepal

Some remote schools in the Gorkha region of Nepal are looking for volunteers to assist teaching their staff and students English.

Some remote schools in the Gorkha region of Nepal are looking for volunteers to assist teaching their staff and students English.

Ever thought about sharing your teaching skills with a disadvantaged community, travelling in the Himalayan mountains?

After our family experience in 2017 some schools in Nepal have been in touch with us looking for further assistance.

Some remote schools in the Gorkha region of Nepal are looking for volunteers to assist teaching their staff and students English.

This is an authentic experience (with a direct contact, no agency involved) in a small community and could suit either an individual or a family group.

If this sounds like something that appeals to you or any of your friends, please get in touch with me and I would be more than happy to share more details of this amazing opportunity.


Dave Johnson

Head of Extra Curricular Programs
The Scots College Sydney



We are a well-established not for profit organisation dedicated to supporting people with a disability. Our offices in the Illawarra and across NSW offer a variety of programs including life and employability skills training and employment services.

Freecall: 1800 634 728
Phone:  1800 NDIS2U
Email: info@eetgroup.com.au


There's more in you than you know...

There’s more in you than you know…

Outward Bound Australia is an independent, not-for-profit outdoor education organisation that exists to empower people to discover, develop and achieve their full potential as individuals and future leaders. The Navigator program uses the wilderness and adventure based activities to build integrity, responsibility, resilience and compassion in 15-17 year olds. The core outcome is Striving To Be The Best You Can Be.

For more information or to register online go to http://www.outwardbound.org.au/courses/navigator/

We have also released some excellent footage of some of the activities undertaken on our programs: http://on.fb.me/1EchHhQ

Click here to view current youth program dates and fees.

www.outwardbound.org.au     1800 267 999



Australian children, parents and guardians have a place to report serious online bullying following the official launch of the Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner…

Read the full media release  | For more information visit:  www.esafety.gov.au

IS IT A SAFE PLACE FOR KIDS? – A guide for parents…

Office of the Childrens Guardian

From The Office of the Children’s Guardian… 

As a parent or carer you play an important role in making sure your kids are spending time in places that are safe. This guide will help you look out for ‘child safe’ places.

Download the guide…   |   Visit:  www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au

FREE interactive online learning courses by Black Dog Institute

MindStrengthPoster_BlackDogInstituteBuilding good mental health in young people…

Black Dog Institute in partnership with nib foundation are proud to announce the availability of three new interactive online learning courses about mental health.  These resources have been designed to support Black Dog Institute’s HeadStrong School Curriculum Resource for teaching about mental health.

Download flyer for details…
To access the courses, please go to:  www.blackdoglms.com
For more information, go to:  www.headstrong.org.au


MSC Mission Outreach Newsletter

missionoutreachPlease view or download the latest newsletter online at http://australia.mscmission.org/mission-outreach



Private Vehicle Conveyance Subsidy_NSW Transport_flyer

When school is a long way from home…

When school is a long way from home

Transport for NSW provides a subsidy for eligible families towards the costs of driving students to school…

Visit transport.nsw.gov.au/pvc to find out more…




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